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Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 13, 2020
Pride in Excellence: Middle School students broke out their artistic side this week while learning about the hidden themes of Purim and mistaken identity. They made masks to wear to their Masquerade Ball spring dance, which gave them a chance to be creative while exploring the Purim holiday.    High School Freshman, Elize I., developed a series of instant challenges for sixth-grade students designed to build and grow their success skills in teamwork. Elize led a group of sixth-grade Earth... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 6, 2020
Reading Week  This year's Reading Week theme was "Saddle Up and Read!" We were happy to see so many of our Lower School students participate in our Western-wear dress-up day on Wednesday. Our preschool students enjoyed our numerous guest readers throughout the week. We were thrilled to bring in award-winning and esteemed authors Dori Weinstein and Terri Farley. Our kindergartners also visited the Summerlin Library, and the 1st graders interacted in our school library with furry therapy dogs... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 6, 2020
Pride in Excellence Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Drowsy Chaperone!  Students, families, and community members laughed at the humor and cheered them on through three successful performances this week.  Each of the students involved demonstrated true theatrical professionalism, and we can’t wait until the next show! View Photos   7th grader Genevieve B. has passed the qualifying test and will represent our school at the Nevada State Geography Bee on March 27th! She will be... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, February 28, 2020
Pride in Community During Kabbalat Shabbat, US students were treated to a preview of the Spring Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone in the theater. Students were delighted by the humor, drama, and music performed by thirty-one of their Upper School peers.  Students will show off their versatility onstage and behind the scenes for three performances next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening at 6 PM each night.  The Drowsy Chaperone is a fast-paced, innovative musical that cleverly... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, February 28, 2020
First Grade Fairy Tale Performance First grade’s Fairy Tale unit has come to a fun and exciting end with the Readers Theater performance and Author celebration. The unit began weeks ago as students listened to various Fairy Tales. They compared and contrasted the story elements and brainstormed their own original Fairy Tale. Next, they wrote a Fairy Tale plan where they chose their characters, identified the problem, and provided a solution in their original work as well as the setting. The... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, February 21, 2020
Pride in Community & Jewish Values Eleven students and four partner teachers from the Javne Lauder School in Budapest, Hungary have been learning alongside our AEC students and teachers this week! The visit is thanks to our partners at SOS International. This has been such an exciting partnership, and AEC is excited to see the exchange program continue for years to come. The students arrived Sunday and have already visited the Grand Canyon, Red Rock, and the fabulous Las Vegas Strip! At... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, February 21, 2020
4th and 5th grade CSI Project  Our fourth-grade CSI detectives were led through a made-up “crime scene” by our fifth graders to solve a mystery on the porch of a beach house using forensic science. Our fourth graders reviewed the crime scene, looking at evidence and jotting down notes as they attempted to gather as much vital information as possible. The detectives wore gloves and received a CSI crime scene badge for their hard work. Our lab rotation consisted of a chromatography test on a... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Thursday, February 13, 2020
2nd Grade Field Trip  Our Second Graders had a fantastic field trip to the Nevada State Museum on Thursday. The students had an opportunity to view exhibits about the history of Nevada. In these exhibits, the children were immersed in galleries detailing the geology of our state. Also reviewed were early settlers and their behaviors, leading to the Boomtown Era. This time helped the children understand critical history, which shaped the course of Nevada. It was a thorough program led by the... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Thursday, February 13, 2020
  Pride in Excellence A vibrant Hebrew language program that focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Hebrew is a foundation of the AEC middle school program. Our middle schoolers range in level to those beginning Hebrew and those who are fluent in the language. This semester, high school students were invited to become Hebrew language buddies with a middle school student. These buddies meet once a week during Pride Period to practice Hebrew language skills. The middle... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, February 7, 2020
Shabbat Performance  We welcomed special guests Rinat and Gal, who gave us a special Tu B’Shvat performance for all three of our Shabbat celebrations this Friday. Through a set of fun songs and dances, our students learned how important it is to treat trees, plants, and flowers with respect and to recycle items to keep our planet clean in honor of Tu B’Shvat (Birthday of the trees).    Police Officer Visit Our students in the 3s program are learning about the Letter “P”  this week as part... Read More